Republicans in the Texas State Legislature, led by former Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) chief of staff Brian Harrison, are demanding that an HHS deputy secretary provide them with the department’s legal definition of the woman”.
President Joe Biden established a gender policy council in March 2021 with the goal of reviewing the Trump administration’s approach to Title IX and addressing gender inequality in the United States and across the world. world. Since then, he has ordered a ban on discrimination in education based on gender identity, which could lead to male students using women’s restrooms, and is preparing to require states to allow the prescribing puberty blockers and other hormones to underage patients.
However, Republicans note, the Biden administration has not publicly stated how it defines “woman” under federal law. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans send letter to Biden administration accusing Democrats of jeopardizing progress in women’s sports)
“Over the past few months, there has been a lot of sudden discussion and confusion about how to define a woman,” the 15 Republicans wrote to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health Dorothy Fink in a letter obtained exclusively. by the Daily Caller. “Because the term ‘woman’ also appears in numerous regulations, grants, requirements for participation, Medicaid 1115 waivers, and other documents codifying legally binding agreements between HHS and the State of Texas, it is critical that it not there is no ambiguity of this term.”
Read the letter here:
(DAILY CALLER GOT) — …by Henry Rodgers
Conservatives have pressed prominent Biden administration officials and candidates to define the word “woman” repeatedly. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson declined to do so when pressed on the subject by Republican Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, with Jackson saying she was not qualified to answer the question because she is not a biologist. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra also struggled to answer the question during a hearing in April.
“The woke left demands the denial of objective reality, rendering concepts fundamental to all of humanity meaningless. Acceptance is not enough, they demand praise for this madness. Unexpectedly, since the term “woman” is used in countless laws designed to help women, the ambiguity they create will likely lead to increased harm for biological women. This nonsense must stop,” Harrison said in a statement to The Daily Caller.
An HHS spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on how the department legally defines men and women.
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